How are veneers fitted?
You’ll first have a consultation with your dentist to make sure a veneer is the correct treatment for you. Once this has been agreed, your tooth can be prepared to hold the veneer. This involves taking off a thin layer of the enamel so that the veneer can be attached to your tooth seamlessly, without changing the size of the tooth. You might be given a local anaesthetic as a precaution, but the procedure shouldn't cause you pain.
Your dentist will then take an impression of your mouth so that a bespoke veneer can be created to fit your tooth perfectly. A temporary cover may be placed over your tooth while this is being prepared.
The veneer will then be attached to your tooth and adjusted as necessary, before being permanently secured in place. You'll need to care for your new veneer in the same way you would your other teeth. With proper care, veneers can last for years, but they can be replaced should any damage occur.
If you’d like to know more, speak to your local Bupa Dental Care dentist about veneers.
How do I care for my veneers?
After the procedure, your gums may feel a little sore. This is normal and will settle down after a few days of careful brushing. Veneers are easy to maintain - they simply require the same care as your other teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, dental check-ups and hygienist appointments will help keep your veneers looking good for years.